Johannes.Schneider at gmx.net
Thu Jun 7 04:28:44 MDT 2001
>From the Nepalese paper Kathmandu Post
Maoists hold mass meet in Nuwakot
DANGSING, Nuwakot, June 6 - Underground Maoist rebels organised on Monday an
open mass meeting at Dangsing, about 16 km west of Bidur, the district
headquarters, as a preparatory work for establishing their self-styled
people's government in the district.
Locals said the rebels held a meeting at a local school. The rebel leaders
said that the Friday's massacre in the Royal Palace could be related with
the government's decision to mobilise the Royal Nepal Army against the
One of the rebels said that "the reactionaries made their target of attack
at late king Birendra who was popular for holding a liberal political
Another speaker named comrade Uttam claimed that their party had built up
its strength even to defend the RNA as it had thousands of people's army
with modern arms at its disposal.
The rebel leaders also called upon locals to call back their relatives from
the RNA and police force so that they could be protected from being killed
in the battle with the army.
The rebels disclosed that their party had already formed its own company
level of army in the western part of the kingdom.
They also claimed that all development programmes forwarded by the Girija
Prasad Koirala led government were unsuccessful.
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